Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside

Author: mcherm

Constant Crawl Design - Part 2

Suppose you were building a tool for anonymously capture the (public) websites that a user visited. What would the UI requirements be?

The basic experience would be a perfectly normal browsing experience: users would launch their favorite web browser normally, would browse around the web normally and everything would "just …

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Posted Mon 05 March 2012 by mcherm in Programming

Constant Crawl Design - Part 1

Do you remember Google Web Accelerator? The idea was that you downloaded all your pages through Google's servers. For content that was static, Google could just load it once, then cache it and serve up the same page to every user. The advantage to the user was that they got …

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Posted Sun 04 March 2012 by mcherm in Programming